Arts & Culture

NEA Chairman Dana Gioia

September 7, 2004

Poet Dana Gioia, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, joins Diane to discuss the role government plays in supporting American arts and culture.

Marvin Hamlisch (Rebroadcast)

September 6, 2004

Acclaimed composer and pops conductor Marvin Hamlisch joins Diane to talk about his career, which has spanned nearly every area of show business. His best-known compositions include the Broadway shows "A Chorus Line" and "Sweet...

Thomas Cottle: "When The Music Stopped" (SUNY Press)

August 11, 2004

A son tells the story of his mother, Gitta Gradova, who forfeited a career as an internationally renowned concert pianist for the sake of motherhood, only to return at age 80.

Joel Achenbach: "The Grand Idea" (Simon & Schuster)

July 23, 2004

The story of George Washington's bold vision for the Potomac River and how his dream shaped America's future.

Readers' Review: Edna Ferber's "So Big"

July 21, 2004

Diane invites listeners to join the discussion of this 1925 Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Set in turn-of-the-20th century rural and urban Chicago, the story follows the travails of a gambler's daughter as she struggles to maintain her...

"Fahrenheit 9/11"

July 6, 2004

Diane and her guests talk about the political implications of Michael Moore's new documentary on the Bush administration, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the war on Iraq.

Mary Chapin Carpenter: "Between Here and Gone" (Sony) (Rebroadcast)

July 5, 2004

Grammy-winning singer songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter joins Diane to talk about her career and her latest CD - "Between Here and Gone."

Dorie McCullough Lawson: "Posterity" (Doubleday) (Rebroadcast)

July 5, 2004

In today's world of emails and instant messaging, letter writing seems to be going the way of rotary phones and typewriters. Author Dorie McCullough Lawson presents a collection of letters great Americans have written to their children.

Michael Mandelbaum: "The Meaning of Sports" (PublicAffairs)

June 30, 2004

One of the nation's leading authorities on foreign policy and international relations explains why Americans love to watch baseball, football and basketball.

Edna Buchanan: "Cold Case Squad" (Simon & Schuster)

June 25, 2004

She won a Pulitzer Prize for her police-beat reporting before becoming a best-selling novelist. Edna Buchanan presents her latest novel of suspense. It's the first in a new series revolving aorund four Miami police detectives who breathe...

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